Subject: Trash Packet, Bringing Buzzers
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 11:15:05 -0700
From: [email protected] (Asmin Pathare)
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>From [email protected] Thu Apr 3 21:10:55 1997
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 21:13:06 -0800 (PST)
From: David Farris <[email protected]>
Subject: Trash Packet, Bringing Buzzers
To: Asmin Pathare <[email protected]>
His ego disowned him, and crashed a party for female cops, but was crushed by his monstrous insecurities when it fell down and crushed it. He discovered a formula for antigravity, built an android, and discovered how to clone himself, though he botched it
s mathematics, causing it to instead create a hologram and bad chili con carne recipe. His dog conducted a campaign to ban opera from television, and was made leader of Elbonia. FTP, identify this hapless Scott Adams comic strip character.
As an imitation of the most frequently heard scene in When Harry Met Sally, this hygiene product is advertised in a commercial that features a woman crying out in ecstasy while using it. The commercial then shows a woman, apparently watching this commerc
ial, who states that she wants what the shower woman is using. FTP, name this brand of shampoo.
Answer: Herbal Essence
Its host often discusses its dislike of cats, mathematics, and school, and the time it saw a girl stick a nail through her tongue. Programmed by Kenrick Mock and Michelle Hoyle, aka Mach and Eingang, in addition to its witty commentary, it is a continuou
s quiz game ran on the Internet Relay Chat. FTP, identify this game, hosted by RobBot, formerly known as Jeopardy.
ANSWER: Risky Business [prompt on Jeopardy]
Once consumed by islander societies from New Guinea to Hawaii, it is a shrub in the family Piperceae. Its active ingredients, a series of kavalactones, are concentrated in its roots and rootstocks. Typically consumed in tea, it is divided into Waka and
Lewana grades. FTP, identify this hypnotic narcotic which often produces hallucinations for 2 to 3 hours.
ANSWER: Kava Kava
This genre's artists include Juanita Coulson, The Black Book Band, Meg Davis, Julia Ecklar, Steve McDonald, and Ookla the Mok. Its name came from a misspelling in a report on a gathering of afficionados after a science fiction convention. FTP, identify
this type of music , which had its origins in 1950s science fiction conventions, where fans would gather write and perform songs about works of science fiction and fantasy.
It was launched by the automotive magnate Fred Zollner in 1941, and went 15 and 9 in its first season. From 1943-6, it was led by perennial MVP Bobby McDermott to two National Basketball League championships. In 1949, the Fort Wayne-based team joined th
e NBA's central division. The team has retired the uniform numbers of Vinnie Johnson, Bob Lanier, Dave Bing, Chuck Daly, and Bill Laimbeer. FTP, identify this basketball franchise which moved to Detroit in 1957.
ANSWER: Pistons [prompt on Detroit or Ft. Wayne]
The president of the organizing committee is Michael Bader, and it begins next Saturday, and ends on April 20th. The American women's team consists of Lank and Patti, and the men's of Disher and Craig. This will be the third time it has been held in Ber
ne, in the Allmend ice stadium. FTP, identify this premier event of this game, played with 42 pound granite stones on a 138 by 14 foot sheet of ice.
ANSWER: World Curling Championships
He considered his recovery from a renal failure in November 22, 1963 a miracle of Saint Anthony. His only movie "Sincerely Yours", was a failure, though his 1950s television program was carried by more stations than "I Love Lucy" at its peak, and was pla
yed 10 times a week by one New York station. His first gigs were in Milwaukee nightspots during his teens, under the name Walter Buster Keys, but he soon played such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, where he wore a white suit to distinguis
h him from the other players. FTP, identify this flamboyant pianist, known as "Mr Showmanship", who has a museum in Las Vegas.
ANSWER: Wladzui (or Walter) Valentino Liberace
Latin or Italian?, A Different Box of Tools, You Just Ask Them?, Lucky Numbers, O Americano Outra Vez, Bringing Culture to the Physicists, Alfred Nobel's Other Mistake, Safecracker Meets Safecracker, and Los Alamos from Below are among the chapters in, FT
P, which first book of memoirs of a scientist with high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, eternal skepticism, and raging chutzpah-Richard Feynman?
ANSWER: "Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!" [prompt on (Richard Phillips) Feynman]
He ran away from his parents and their farm, hoping to make a living as a thief, when Garkin took him on as an apprentice. All was well until an Imp assassin killed Garkin, who had stranded the Pervect Aahz in Klah without his powers, who then joined up
with him to combat the evil Isstvan, who sought to control all the magikal energy of all dimensions. FTP, identify this hero of Robert Asprin's "Myth" series.
In 1940, it was exposed by a former member, Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, whose testimony led to the conviction and execution of many involved, including its head, Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, who was then succeeded by Albert Anastasia. It referred to its victims a
s "bums" or "marks", and among its hitmen was "Bugsy" Siegel. FTP, give the informal name of this organization, which would kill for a fee.
ANSWER: Murder, Inc. [there is no official name]
Among its strange commercials are dolls driving off in a car and a squad of pigeons aiming for a clean car to the music of Danger Zone. It now features cameos by its owner in all of its commercials. FTP, identify this Japanese maker of the ...
The cartoonist tried to introduce Uncle Max in this comic but then later removed him because he never gave names to the parents. Other characters include Miss Wormwood, Rosalyn, Susie Derkins . FTP, identify this BillWatterson comic strip, whose title ch
aracters share their names with famous philosophers.
ANSWER: Calvin and Hobbes
Sixty seconds, four different weapons, one target to aim for, and a tennis ball gun trying to hit the runner. FTP, name this event where a contestant must avoid being hit by an American Gladiator while either hitting the target or navigating the course?
It has caused an uproar in many religious communities for its depiction of demonic or satanic figures. Made by Wizards of the Coast, it has become a favorite of many in the "Dungeons and Dragons" set. FTP, name this card game, subtitled "The Gathering."
The "money" variety gave Scrooge McDuck a scare when they threatened to drain his coffers, until he harnessed them for his demolition company. The follicle type of this bug is 0.025 cm (about 0.01 in) long and it infests human hair follicles and sebaceou
s glands. They resemble ticks in that they have the head, thorax, and abdomen fused into one unsegmented body but they are much smaller. FTP, Name this insect.
Armed only with a sharp ax, on June 5,1966 at Wolfe's Cove, St. Lawrence Seaway, Canada, this person stole the largest object stolen by a single person He was and freed the SS Orient Trader by cutting its mooring lines. Name him.
Answer: N. William Kennedy
Born in 1859 in the US, he swam across the Hudson River strapped to a chair loaded with lead, and could even sleep floating in water with heavy weights strapped to his ankles. In fact, he could not even sink in water. FTP, name this person, nicknamed the
Answer: Angelo Faticoni
This all female group set a new record in the UK with four consecutive number 1 singles, including one whose music video appears as one long scene with no camera cut-always. FTP, name this group gaining in popularity in the US, that performed "Wannabe".
Answer: Spice Girls
This plant has the largest of all blooms and measures 3 feet across, three-quarters of an inch thick and weighs 15 pounds. They attach themselves to the cissus vines in the jungles of southeast Asia and has an extremely offensive scent. FTP, give either
its common or scientific name.
Answer: parasitic stinking corpse lily or Rafflesia arnoldii
It changed its television advertisements so in the end the announcer reads, "Game cards do not actually talk.", despite the fact that they seem to on the commercial. FTP, identify this children's game, in which players try to discover the identity of a f
ictitious person by questioning whether or not it has certain physical characteristics.
Answer: "Guess Who?"
It contained a car chase scene done in reverse, a crooked cop caught with a crooked judge, a rocket scientist, and a smartmouthed plant delivery boy played by John Murray. It was about a group of people who have to go to traffic school for various reason
s, including being pushed into traffic while in a mobile puppet stage. FTP, name this movie which airs frequently on "Comedy Central."
Answer: "Moving Violations"
When the third hole was plugged up, a Captain Crunch whistle from the 1970s would produce a sound at this frequency. When AT&T, in order to cut costs, put their long distance signaling and voice systems on the same circuit, this tone would make the inter
nal dial circuits accessible, allowing blue box-wielding hackers to wreak havoc. FTP, identify this frequency which inspired the name of a popular hacker periodical.
ANSWER: 2600 hertz
While on Earth in the 1880s, they picked up Jack the Ripper, who became one of their Inquisitors. Their mention prompted the Walkers, who hold them in contempt, to assist the Army of Light. When one showed himself in 2259 to save Captain Sheridan's life
, he appeared to each diplomat present as one of their holy beings. The youngest of the First Ones, they were one of the few to remain in our galaxy after the defeat of the Shadows in about 7740 BC. FTP, identify this race on Babylon 5 whose members inc
lude former ambassador Kosh Naranek.
When asked what he would do to the man who shot and paralyzed him, he responded that he would "Poke his eyes out. Rip his balls off. Pull his fingernails out. But I wouldn't kill him." He says pedophilia, bestiality, and necrophilia are "beyond the nor
m", though he admitted to experimenting with the second, but accepts most anything else. The only person to whom he would offer $20 million to pose nude, he said, is Hillary Clinton, although she isn't likely to appear in Hustler anytime soon. FTP, iden
tify this man, recently portrayed by Woody Harrelson.
ANSWER: Larry Flynt
Who controls the British crown? Who keeps the metric system down? First FTP, which spoof of a Masonic organization did Homer Simpson join and lead by virtue of a prophesied birthmark?
ANSWER: the Stonecutters
For 5 points each, identify the four members of the Stonecutters' World Council, who were called in to decide on a response to Homer's attempt to turn them into a charitable organization.
ANSWERS: Mr T., Orville Redenbacher, Jack Nicholson, George Bush
For 5 points each, given a song and a person or group who performed a parody of it, name the parody.
1. "Monster Mash"; The Toyes ANSWER: Monster Hash
2. "The Major-General Song", Tom Lehrer ANSWER: The Elements
3. "Free as a Bird", "Weird Al" Yankovic ANSWER: Gee, I'm a Nerd
4. "99 Red Baboons", Tim Cavanagh ANSWER: 99 Dead Baboons
5. "My Sharona", John Cougar Mamoser ANSWER: 9 Coronas or 10 Coronas
6. "Under the Bridge" and "Give it Away", "Weird Al" Yankovic
ANSWER: Bedrock Anthem [it is a parody of both songs]
Identify the song, 30-20-10
 Dave Barry wrote that "as a cultural achievement, it is on a par with the 'Mona Lisa' or 'Hamlet'.
 Many, Dave Barry among them, were convinced that it contained, either recorded forwards or backwards, profanity.
 It was written by the late Richard Berry, and performed by the Kingsmen.
ANSWER: Louie, Louie
STREET FIGHTER II
FTP each, identify each character from Capcom's original Street Fighter II.
1.This character hails from Spain.
2.This scarred wrestler in red tights can perform the dreaded spinning piledriver.
3.Guile hates M. Bison for having tortured this friend of his to death.
FTP each, identify each tag team given its members.
1.Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid
ANSWER: British Bulldogs
2.Afa and Sika
ANSWER: Wild Samoans
3.Koko B. Ware and Norvell Austin
ANSWER: Pretty Young Things
FTP each, name the TV program in which the following cartoon characters star.
1. Bandit The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest
2. Ockey The Snorks
3. Cactus Jake Garfield & Friends
4 of the game pieces in monopoly are the car, ship, cannon, and wheelbarrow. For 5 points each, name the other six.
ANSWERS: shoe, hat, iron, thimble, horse, dog
Identify the following on a 15-5 basis.
 He is the supposed fiancée of Gwen Stefani, the lead singer of the band No Doubt.
 He lead singer of the band Bush.
Answer: Gavin Rosdale
 This band's current tour is called "The Improbable Tour"
Its lead singer is Trent Reznor.
ANSWER: Nine Inch Nails
Identify the novel for 15 points each, or 5 if you need the author.
1.The title character meets the famous Sense/Net star named Angie Mitchell, who has the ability to jack into cyberspace without the use of a computer.
Answer: Mona Lisa Overdrive
2.This is the first novel in the Heechee Saga
Identify each PPP/SLIP emulator or related piece of information for 15 points each.
1.This browser developed by Peter Brooks, which can directly use a shell account, won the 1995 Ziff-Davis Shareware award for best Communications Program.
2.This is the meaning of the acronym TIA, which was one of the first programs that could emulate PPP on a shell account.
ANSWER: The Internet Adapter
Answer the following, 5-10-15
1.Dr. Albert Hoffman discovered the psychedelic effects of this drug in 1938
ANSWER: LSD or d-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-25
2.This drug, whose proper name is methylphenidate, is produced by the CIBA-Geigy Corporation, and causes cocaine-like stimulant effects when injected or snorted.
3.In terms of weight, the greatest haul of narcotics occurred in this city on October 23, 1991 and comprised 7,128 lbs. of heroin and 85,846 of hashish ("Makes your eyes red just thinking about it"). Name this city.
Answer: Bilo, Pakistan
FTP each, name the target that each of the following killed or tried to kill.
1. Guy Fawkes James I
2. Gaius Calpurnius Nero
3. James Hepburn Lord Henry Steward (Stuart) Darnley
Identify the designer, 15 points each
1.This designer is known for his outrageous and flamboyant shows in which he has been known to hire midgets and transvestites as runway models.
ANSWER: Jean-Paul Gaultier
2.She is known as the "Queen of Seventh Avenue"
ANSWER: Donna Karan
ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES
Answer the following questions about that classic movie Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, FTP each.
Who is the soldier with the parachute that leads the final charge?
ANSWER: Wilbur Finletter
Name the man responsible for the giant tomatoes who was also the press secretary to the president.
ANSWER: Jim Richardson
What was the awful song played over speakers that caused the tomatoes to return to normal?
ANSWER: Puberty Love
Identify this character in the Star Wars series, 30-20-10.
 This Imperial officer took control of a Star Destroyer after the previous captain died during the battle of Endor.
 As a Vice-Admiral, he was in command of several Victory Class Star Destroyers under High Admiral Teradoc and helped reunite the Empire.
 He served under Grand Admiral Thrawn and later under Admiral Daala in Timothy ZahnÆs trilogy and in Darksaber.
ANSWER: Captain or Vice-Admiral Pellaeon
In the TV show Ultraman, Gudis cells created monsters that attack Earth. For 5 points each, name the six main members of the elite force that battled these monsters called UMA.
ANSWERS: Arthur, Floyd, Jack, Charlie, Jean, Kim
COMPUTER HEISTS AND ANTICS
Answer the following for 15 points each
1.This hacker, nicknamed "Dark Dante", jammed the phone lines to win a Porsche in a giveaway by the Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM.
ANSWER: Kevin Poulsen
2.He was imprisoned for eight years in June 1980 after being arrested in Carlsbad, California on November 6, 1978 for defrauding a Los Angeles bank of $10.2 million by manipulation of a computer system.
Answer: Stanley Mark Rifkin
FTP each, given a nickname, identify the long-dead pitcher.
1.The Dutch Master
ANSWER: John Samuel "Johnny" Vander Meer
ANSWER: Denton True "Cy" Young
ANSWER: Charles Gardner Radbourn
Identify the following real and fictional food products FTP each.
1.If the psychokinetic energy usually present in New York were represented as one of these comestibles, according to Egon Spengler, then the energy present just before the containment unit was shut down by the EPA would be a 30 foot long version of the sa
2.This product pairing, consumed by Homer Simpson (a white male aged 18-49), bears the message on its can "Together at Last!"
ANSWER: Nuts and Gum
3.In the song "I Remember Larry", Larry bakes a batch of brownies with this inside of them.
Identify the director of each movie of the 1990s for 5 points each.
1.A Low Down Dirty Shame
ANSWER: Keenan Ivory Wayans
2.The Madness of King George
ANSWER: Nicholas Hytner
3.Ready to Wear
ANSWER: Robert Altman
4.Indian in the Cupboard
ANSWER: Frank Oz
ANSWER: Barry Levinson
ANSWER: John Singleton
Identify each program FTP each.
1.It featured Jay Sherman, voiced by John Lovitz.
ANSWER: The Critic
2.This 1960s World War II TV series dealt with a "carefully selected group of American civilian prisoners, led by Lt. Craig Garrison of the U.S. Army, who wrought havoc with the enemy."
ANSWER: Garrison's Gorillas
3.Sketches on this program included "Star Trek-The Wrath of Farrakhan", "Great Moments in Black History", and the "Homeboy Shopping Network"
ANSWER: In Living Color
Identify the television program, 30-20-10
 Its first episode was titled "The New Housekeeper".
Ellie Walker is a pharmacist introduced in the 6th episode who runs for City Council
The new housekeeper is Aunt Bee.
ANSWER: The Andy Griffith Show
LAS VEGAS CASINOS
FTP each, identify each hotel/casino.
1.This hotel was bought by Benny Binion and merged with Binion's Horseshoe Hotel and Casino.
ANSWER: Mint Hotel
2.This Brazilian-themed hotel, opened in 1990 and famous for its buffet, was the first all-suite hotel to have a casino.
ANSWER: Rio Suite Hotel and Casino
3.When this hotel opened in 1946, everyone from the janitors to Bugsy Siegel wore tuxedos.
ANSWER: Fabulous Flamingo
Identify each trophy awarded in the NHL from the criterion upon which the award is based, FTP each.
ANSWER: Ross Trophy
2.Most Gentlemanly Player
ANSWER: Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
ANSWER: Conn Smythe Trophy
Identify the man, 30-20-10
He had little sensation in his feet, unable to feel chafing until a blister developed, and he died from an infection caused by one such blister.
 The International Shoe Company hired him to go on a goodwill tour, and provided his shoes for free-they had previously cost $100 in 1930s dollars.
At 8 foot 11.1 inches, he was the tallest man in history
ANSWER: Robert Pershing Wadlow
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